Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Full 2009 NFL Draft order revealed; Fasano and Ndukwe pocket extra cash

Now that compensatory selections have been handed out, we can find out exactly where Miami will be picking in each round. We already knew Rounds 1-3 for certain, but with compensatory picks finishing round the final five rounds we were unable to exactly determine where we'd be picking in Round 4-7.

Per NFL.com, these are the Dolphins' current selections in the 2009 NFL Draft:
  • Round 1, Pick 25
  • Round 2, Pick 44 (from Washington Jason Taylor deal)
  • Round 2, Pick 56
  • Round 3, Pick 87
  • Round 4, Pick 108 (from Oakland in Samson Satele deal)
  • Round 5, Pick 161
  • Round 6, Pick 181 (from Oakland in Samson Satele deal)
  • Round 7, Pick 214 (from Cleveland in Travis Daniels deal)
  • Round 7, Pick 237 (from Carolina in Josh McCown deal)
*Note: Our own seventh-round pick, No. 232, was the one sent to Jacksonville in the deal for defensive end Tony McDaniel.

Two Dolphins players received extra money from the league's performance-based play system, which hands out bonuses to players whose playing time and/or performance outperforms their contracts.

Guard Ike Ndukwe received an extra $266,192 from the system, while tight end Anthony Fasano pocketed $253,769.

It's no surprise to see Ndukwe earn extra money, as he went on to start 15 games for the Dolphins at right guard on a minimum salary. Meanwhile, Fasano caught 34 passes for 454 yards and seven touchdowns on a $445,000 base salary.